Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 201475 comments on the Best of New Orleans story from Jan 6, 2011, titled Evolution vs. Creation. In it, Best of New Orleans reports that:

High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.

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“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Seffner, FL

#101153 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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Talking about fricking dense brains. a small tiny comet passed through the sun's corona, a part science long stated would burn up anything like a comet that were to pass through it AND IT WENT THROUGH the corona and continued on it's merry way. Are you that fricking ignorantly dense not to know if a tiny small comet survived the corona, then obviously something larger and more dense could penetrate even farther and maybe survive? And if it didn't what would be the effect? You're BS is like your ignorance when you prove you don't have a clue at all of what you speak of, good job...lol.
If I remember correctly, you didn't suggest that an object would survive an encounter with the sun but that it could disturb the position of the sun sufficiently to fry the earth. Not quite the same thing, is it?

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#101154 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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What's amazing is we're the last of our branch Homo to exist.
At the present time. If we don't cause our own extinction, there may be future splits in the line. H.G.Wells suggest this possibility over 100 years ago in "The Time Machine". The Eloi and the Morlocks.
No Surprise wrote:
That's amazing considering all the diversities that continue to exist in the present primate families.
Again, at the present time. There was more in the past and may be more in the future. We're just a snapshot.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#101155 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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Talking about fricking dense brains. a small tiny comet passed through the sun's corona, a part science long stated would burn up anything like a comet that were to pass through it AND IT WENT THROUGH the corona and continued on it's merry way. Are you that fricking ignorantly dense not to know if a tiny small comet survived the corona, then obviously something larger and more dense could penetrate even farther and maybe survive? And if it didn't what would be the effect? You're BS is like your ignorance when you prove you don't have a clue at all of what you speak of, good job...lol.
Your comet's made of compacted ice passing through on a flyby. Each time this happens it will get a little smaller and a little smaller until eventually it evaporates, unless it hits the sun more directly in which case it will be destroyed. Rest assured it WON'T survive going direct into the center of it. "Survive" is a relative concept, for example when our sun expands it MIGHT reach the Earth and engulf it, however the charred body *might* survive and be left behind when the sun contracts again. Of course there won't be any more life to speak of. But bear in mind that the sun will have used up most its energy by that time and also gets cooler as it expands, possibly leaving the Earth a tiny bit of wiggle room for "survival".

But for a large DENSE object to ram the sun AND severely give us problems, you're gonna need something AT MINIMUM the size of a gas giant, which are gonna be quite rare to say the least, unless you're talking about the cold cores of long dead stars. In which case I would be more worried about the gravitational effects first, rather than the sun blasting great balls of fire our way.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#101156 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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What's amazing is we're the last of our branch Homo to exist. That's amazing considering all the diversities that continue to exist in the present primate families.
Yes, we're so smart we killed our closest competitors.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#101157 Oct 15, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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The Comet Lovejoy, before perihelion, the nucleus had been estimated to be between 100 and 200 meters in diameter. Since the comet survived perihelion, it is thought that the nucleus must have been larger, perhaps up to 500 meters.
Now lets take in consideration what if a comet the size of Comet Hyakutake with a nucleus of about 4.8 km (3.0 mi)(4800 meters) across was headed straight for the sun. Comet Lovejoy is less than 1/9th of its size and passed through and survived. Then one the size of Comet Hyakutake would be very damaging if it hit the sun. Not survivable for life on earth.
So the comet shrank by a factor of 2 or 3 just by passing through the sun's **atmosphere**. And you're worried about a comet **hitting the sun directly** just because it's 3 miles long?

**Maybe** a CME might turn a few lights off.(shrug)
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#101158 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
Here's what science has taught me.
Nothing.

Because you're not even interested in learning about it.
No Surprise wrote:
We're one of the younger solar systems existing. And of all the solar systems we have searched we're the only planet that exists with the type of life that exists on it that we know of. That's what science has stated and proved over and over as they unsuccessfully try and prove life like ours might exist elsewhere. And the farther our telescopes etc allow us to see into the dark blackness of space, the more we prove we are the only planet that exists with life as it exists.
Despite your ignorance life could even exist in our own solar system, and still many places all over the universe. Based on how little we have actually explored the universe (which contains BILLIONS upon BILLIONS of galaxies) it is hardly surprising we haven't found much yet.
No Surprise wrote:
Actually using the mechanical evolution of the human mind within the last century as a base, if life had evolved elsewhere with life like ours since it's the example of what non life has supposedly became, I would think there would have been dozens of other solar systems containing life like ours with a sun aiding life. But they don't exist. So my point stands.
How do you know they don't exist? Just where exactly have you searched?

I'll tell you - Earth.

Meanwhile cosmologists are scouring the universe and are still more optimistic than you. Why? Because they know what they're talking about.

So no, your point DOESN'T stand.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#101159 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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Here's what science has taught me. We're one of the younger solar systems existing. And of all the solar systems we have searched we're the only planet that exists with the type of life that exists on it that we know of.
True. Though only the tiniest of a fraction of them.
No Surprise wrote:
That's what science has stated and proved over and over as they unsuccessfully try and prove life like ours might exist elsewhere.
The 'search' has only been going on for an extremely short time. Even is we go back to Tesla, we still talking about less than 150 years. Not really enough time to do any kind of exhaustive search.
No Surprise wrote:
And the farther our telescopes etc allow us to see into the dark blackness of space, the more we prove we are the only planet that exists with life as it exists.
That's your interpretation. If you research it, it seems that we're finding planets that could possible harbor life. More planets. Not less planets.
No Surprise wrote:
Actually using the mechanical evolution of the human mind within the last century as a base, if life had evolved elsewhere with life like ours since it's the example of what non life has supposedly became, I would think there would have been dozens of other solar systems containing life like ours with a sun aiding life.
Again, you have a very poor understanding of the distance and time frames involved.
No Surprise wrote:
But they don't exist.
See last comment.
No Surprise wrote:
So my point stands.
Nope.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#101160 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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This quote from that site is a popular opinion in circles of science minded individuals backing evolution they made a statement of.
No it isn't.

I'll tell you again, it's NOT a good idea to get your "science info" from reality-denying Young Earth-believing liars for Jesus.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#101161 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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lol...actually they think by research of what has already taken place the earth is capable of doing again what it already did do. You're a nut case and goofy to think otherwise than what scientists have stated.
I know what scientists have stated. Sadly, you do not. Maybe if you'd get over your arrogance, you might listen to them.

Cite one scientist that claims the earth can do anything it wants.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#101162 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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Not as an insult...lol. You believe in some connection to some higher power that reassures you what you claim of what the earth can't do is a fact. No scientist worth their degree would ever make such a claim as you have. I know of no scientist past or present that has made a claim to knowing as you for fact what the earth isn't capable of. But you have continued to make this claim and claim it fact. That aligns you with creationists. Understand?
Again, name on scientists that claims - as YOU do - that the earth can do anything it wants. Just one.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

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Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#101163 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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In this case, I have nothing to explain. You're reading comprehension is much worse than mine apparently because you continually don't read what I wrote.
I'm not defending Noah's flood or it's time line.
Sure you are.
No Surprise wrote:
I stated the earth could have or still could globally flood itself. You are the one that's chanting 'impossible' because you think you know by some magic what the earth can do and what it can't.
Not magic. Science. Try it sometime.
No Surprise wrote:
By the way, explain the following since you're so obsessed with this deseret and it's dry state. Most of southern South America was covered in an ice sheet including much of Peru. As it melted that would have created glacial fed stream and river beds on your desert. All those streams and rivers should have a much more younger age than 100,000 years. Explain that as best as you can since certain scientists claim much of Atacama hasn't had water for 100,000 years.
Obsessed? Funny. You're that one obsessed with "the earth can do anything".

Please cite the ice age that occurred within this region and time-frame.

“Pissing people off since 1949”

Level 8

Since: Apr 08

Seffner, FL

#101164 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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Not as an insult...lol. You believe in some connection to some higher power that reassures you what you claim of what the earth can't do is a fact. No scientist worth their degree would ever make such a claim as you have. I know of no scientist past or present that has made a claim to knowing as you for fact what the earth isn't capable of. But you have continued to make this claim and claim it fact.
Name the scientist.
No Surprise wrote:
That aligns you with creationists. Understand?
Sez the fruitloop that defends the possibility of Noah's flood.

“See how you are?”

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Since: Jul 12

Earth

#101165 Oct 15, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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What??? The origin of the BB is not held as being a singularity???
Well sure it is. Just ask Tick he will educate you on how it all was a singularity before the BBT and after it all started expanding time came in to existence, from that singularity.
A hyena is not a dog. A singularity is an proposed infinitesimal point that exists within the framework of space time. As the BB was "before" space time you are referencing something similar to but not the same as a (naked) singularity.

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Earth

#101166 Oct 15, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
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There are at least 27 valid theories of what the BB was, ranging from singularity (as you know and love), colliding membranes, several different types of string events, several different types of quantum events, colliding universes, universe spawning.
The point being that science does not know (as yet) and given current knowledge cannot know. But scientists are striving to expand the limits of that knowledge.
This of course is not an excuse to say “doh, dey dun no so it must be my god wot dun it”
Agreed. "Running the clock back" to a single point and time is not the same as stating that the observable universe was born from/as/by a singularity.

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Since: Jul 12

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#101168 Oct 15, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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The Comet Lovejoy, before perihelion, the nucleus had been estimated to be between 100 and 200 meters in diameter. Since the comet survived perihelion, it is thought that the nucleus must have been larger, perhaps up to 500 meters.
Now lets take in consideration what if a comet the size of Comet Hyakutake with a nucleus of about 4.8 km (3.0 mi)(4800 meters) across was headed straight for the sun. Comet Lovejoy is less than 1/9th of its size and passed through and survived. Then one the size of Comet Hyakutake would be very damaging if it hit the sun. Not survivable for life on earth.
You are kidding, of course. Even Comet Hyakutake is only 1/100 the size of a single spicule.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

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Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#101169 Oct 15, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
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Talking about fricking dense brains. a small tiny comet passed through the sun's corona, a part science long stated would burn up anything like a comet that were to pass through it AND IT WENT THROUGH the corona and continued on it's merry way. Are you that fricking ignorantly dense not to know if a tiny small comet survived the corona, then obviously something larger and more dense could penetrate even farther and maybe survive? And if it didn't what would be the effect? You're BS is like your ignorance when you prove you don't have a clue at all of what you speak of, good job...lol.
Excuse me, what?

Stuff falls into the Sun all the time. I suggest you compare masses - a dirty snowball the size of your comet wouldn't even cause a solar hiccup.

You'd have to be an astronomer to even notice.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#101170 Oct 15, 2013
CrimeaRiver wrote:
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Out of interest, what are your views on theories that Alien intervention sparked the evolutionary branch of Homo-Sapiens.
That would explain why we are the only Homo compared to the countless families of primates.
It might also explain Human's ability think and speak differently.
It would also lend credence to the idea of a celestial creator.
What do you think?
what about the Neandertals?

““You must not lose faith ”

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#101171 Oct 15, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>what about the Neandertals?
And/or mitochondrial DNA male and female mixing in the egg.
Which would make 'pure' mitochondrial material much older.

So we had even more time to evolve and in more variations.

Have not seen the paper on it. Anybody?

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#101172 Oct 15, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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Sure you are.
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Not magic. Science. Try it sometime.
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Obsessed? Funny. You're that one obsessed with "the earth can do anything".
Please cite the ice age that occurred within this region and time-frame.
Mini ice-age in the Atacama
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-24037...

Usually it is so arid that glaciation does not occur.

But indeed what iceage exactly?

This arid climate only occurred after the rainshadow vis a vis the mountains shifted.

““You must not lose faith ”

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#101173 Oct 15, 2013
At the point in time we would expect the ice... no ice:
http://earth.rice.edu/mtpe/cryo/cryosphere/to...
The Andes Always has some snow on the tops, even some permanent ice (given -27 degrees celcius)

See also:
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/289/5484/15...

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